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Entries in Orphan Sunday (27)


Prayer, T-shirts, and Songs

*Warning* this post requires group participation


Last year I participated in my first Orphan Sunday.  It wasn't a big event.  There were only 8 of us.  But it was powerful.

I was involved in a small group study and at the end of every session we would share prayer requests and pray together.  Well, on this night instead of sharing personal requests we took turns reading stories about real people, real ministries, real children.  

Then we prayed.  We prayed for the fatherless.  We prayed for the hurting.  And we prayed for those who are doing something to help.


Now it's your turn...

Do you have plans for Orphan Sunday?  Have you participated in the past?

Leave a comment and automatically get entered in a drawing to win...

1 Gobena t-shirt and...

1 Journey On CD!


Our winner will be announced Monday morning!

Looking forward to hearing your stories!


What can you do for Orphan Sunday?

Orphan Sunday is coming up on November 7th!  It's time to start planning what we can do to make this Orphans Sunday one to remember!

Here are some ideas!

- Have your pastor preach a sermon series on orphan care or adoption

- Plan a special Sunday School program or activity

- Get a prayer group together

- Serve Gobena coffee

- Host a Both Hands project

- Launch a Church Adoption Fund

Whether your event is big or small let's make this Orphan Sunday a time to reflect, worship, and inspire the church to care for the fatherless!

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Mark your calendars!

Make your plans for...





November 7, 2010

From Christianity Today to Catalyst, God’s call to “defend the cause of the fatherless” is echoing in ways not seen in generations.   Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to spread this passion as part of a nationwide movement.


Each Orphan Sunday event is led by local Christians committed to the Gospel and the orphan: from Sunday School classes and sermons to student-led fundraisers and foster family recruiting.  Here is just one testimony of the thousands of lives that were touched last year by Orphan Sunday...


“Orphan Sunday at Morningside Baptist in Sioux City, IA not only became a catalyst for us to launch an orphan ministry—including a new adoption and orphan care fund—but also spurred many church members to consider adoption, including a church elder whose family will be adopting in 2010 as a result.” --Jim Reynolds, Church Elder

 Hear the personal story of a family changed forever through Orphan Sunday 2009! 


Get Started Now...

What is Orphan Sunday? 


Alongside local events, a national concert featuring The Desperation Band will be simulcast live from Colorado Springs to high school and college groups nationwide on the Friday of Orphan Sunday weekend. 


The 2010 campaign aims for more than 2,000 events across America the weekend of November 7th.  The ultimate goal:  to call Christians to make the Gospel visible in adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry.  Start planning your Orphan Sunday event today! 

Don't forget to put your Orphan Sunday event on the map!



Reminder... this Sunday, 11/15 in Pontiac, IL

Lifesong for Orphans presents...


National Orphan Sunday Community Wide Gathering

Pontiac Township High School - Pontiac, IL

November 15, 2009 at 2pm

Our prayer is that this event will raise awareness for orphan care and adoption within the community and allow the Lord to stir in the hearts of believers all over this state.

Lysa TerKeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries will be sharing her incredible testimony and adoption journey. To learn more about Lysa, click here.

Admission is free of charge, tickets are by reservation only. For tickets contact Christi at 309-747-3558 or by email at


*An initiative of the Christian Alliance for Orphans & The Cry of the Orphan Campaign


40 Day Prayer Guide for Orphan Care

Join the Orphan Sunday historic movement!

Check out this 40 Day Prayer Guide for Orphan Care.